Whalen & Ball Funeral Home

168 Park Ave, Yonkers, NY


Catherine Garbowski

July 12, 1929June 7, 2020

Catherine Garbowski, 90, of Yonkers, New York, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Hastings, New York.

She was born July 12, 1929 in Yonkers, New York to Dominic and Ellen Moran. Catherine married Edward S. Garbowski on April 30, 1955; they were married for 34 years until his passing on December 30, 1989. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Thomas Moran and daughter Kathleen.

After retiring from a career in the library of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Catherine spent many years as a volunteer at St. John’s Riverside Hospital near her home in Yonkers. Catherine also was a long time parishioner of St. Mary’s (the Church of the Immaculate Conception), until she moved to north Yonkers and was active in Christ the King parish.

She is survived by her brothers James, Denis and Jack (and their wives), her daughter Mary Ellen Bussanich and husband Gerard Bussanich, son Mark Garbowski and wife Helen Garbowski, by grand-daughters Kristen Sangregorio, Lauren Rodriguez, Ann Garbowski, Claire Garbowski, and great-grandchild Evie Sangregorio, in addition to many much loved nieces, nephews and friends.

Her family meant the world to her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Anyone wishing to donate in her name are asked to give to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Sean Moran

June 10, 2020

Aunt Catherine, I will never forget you. You were a very special woman. You were an amazing listener. You Never complained. You smiled upon a world that was sometimes rough. I always admired your resilience, your positive attitude, your humor, and I so appreciated the interest that you always showed in my life. It was a pleasure and an honor to know you. May God deliver you to eternal peace. You have more than earned it. Love, Sean

Wayne Milano

June 9, 2020

To the Garbowski Family,

We express our deepest sympathies for the loss of our beloved "Aunt Kay" and our mother's best friend.

We will always treasure her in our hearts and memories, and as we keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of need.

With our deepest condolences,
The Milano Family